The first is simply a hope to help others, and really all boils down to one basic idea of improving lives here, there, and everywhere.
When all is said and done, once we’ve gathered our stories, made new friends, and explored diverse cultures, we intend to have amassed an extensive collection of cultural information, world photography, global experiences, and helpful data. It’s our hope to donate this media menagerie to the non-profit organization Catalyze Labs (more specifically, their program titled “My Global Village”) for development into an education and empowerment mobile app.
This app would exist behind the idea that humans want to see good things happen, but not everyone feels empowered to act, knows where to start, or whether their efforts will have any kind of sizable impact.
In response to the inaction, we propose a means and an incentive, to activate this enormous pool of latent but well-intentioned capital, enabling people to take their money, time, or ideas and channel them into something powerful that can do the good work they believe in.
“Our heart is wide enough to embrace the world and hands are long enough to encompass the world.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
Learners using the app can see the similarities we share with our international family and note the differences that enrich our populations. They can witness how wonderful life can be everywhere, and how simultaneously difficult day-to-day challenges can become, for so many reasons and for so many people. When a learner discovers a part of the world he thinks can be made better, the app will connect directly with preexisting non-profits already engaged in good work in the field, where ideas, donations, or time can be contributed. If there aren’t projects on file that target a learner’s concerns, Catalyze Labs will embark to expand their network of non-profit friends and help the cause to grow.
From this process of activation through education, we feel we can show people how they can explore the world, and make it better.
But we need help to do this... We need accommodations that allow access to local culture. We need funding, to pay for travel costs. We need support, because despite arguments to the contrary, we are all in this together.
Visit our How to page to see what helping hands can do, or consider our donations website, for direct giving.
Now, the second axis to our adventure is personal: pure wanderlust. Which leads to profiles for each nomad.
Coming next week: Who are these wacky, world-touring hooligans who venture forth into the unknown? Why do they do this? What's in it for them?
Find out next week on "#classicNOMADS!"
Until then: Explore the world. Make it better.
The clock is ticking...
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